GCSE:Written question - 51101

Q
Asked by Vernon Coaker
(Gedling)
Asked on: 31 October 2016
Department for Education
GCSE
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of pupils at grammar schools obtained five or more GCSEs including mathematics and English at Grade A* to C at in the latest year for which data is available.
A
Answered by: Nick Gibb
Answered on: 11 November 2016

In 2016, 97.1 per cent of pupils at grammar schools achieved five or more GCSEs at grade A* to C including English and mathematics.

However, the Government’s main measures of secondary school performance are now Progress 8, Attainment 8, Ebacc achievement and entry and pupils achieving a Good Pass in mathematics and English. Progress 8 will be used to identify schools beneath the floor. The latest statistics are available in the ‘GCSE and equivalent results: 2015 to 2016 (provisional) in England’ National Statistics release[1].

[1] https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/gcse-and-equivalent-results-2015-to-2016-provisional

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